Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion: From Barbecue to Beach

From Barbecue to Beach: Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion

Below you’ll find some of the most wearable summer fashion trends that will carry you through the season with ease.

From outdoor barbecues, to concerts, to days at the beach, there’s no shortage of fun activities to partake in this summer. And with all of the social rounds you’ll be making, planning some killer outfits in advance never hurt anyone. We’ve got summer fashion finds at their finest.

If you’re anything like us, where your clothes come from and how they were made is as important as how you look. It’s great that you want to have a clear conscience at the end of the day and we’re here to help! Not only are we offering some great ensemble suggestions, but the star of each outfit will also be an ethical choice.

Summer only lasts for three months out of the year, so time is of the essence…we’ll get started with the fashion so you can get started with the fun!

Casual Cutie

Event: Barbecue, Fireworks, Berry Picking

From Barbecue to Beach: Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion

As American as apple pie and red, white, and blue – great friends, grilled food, sweet iced tea, and refreshing desserts are the cornerstones of a great summer barbecue. Choose something that’s fuss-free and will allow you to move with ease while also beating the heat. Dressing the part here is totally allowed, and even recommended, which is why we’ve chosen this cool (in both senses of the word) outfit that features frayed denim side split shorts from the ASOS Eco Edit collection and an adorable fitted crop top and sneakers. The best part is that these shorts would look great with a variety of tops, so if you’re self-conscious about baring your midriff there’s no need to fret. We think a flowing shift style tank would be a great replacement for the crop that’s pictured.

Mover and Shaker

Event: Night Club, Concert, Cruise

From Barbecue to Beach: Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion

This next piece is so darn cute, plus it has great figure-flattering properties thanks to the beautiful cut of the sweetheart neckline and the length that’s just right. Perfect for those warm summer evenings, and especially a steamy night out on the dance floor at your favorite lounge, pair this H&M Conscious collection jumpsuit with stilettos and a sparkling clutch, or better yet, hop on board the chunky heel trend train, and get your groove on. Add a belt and different accessories to change up your look in a snap.

Boho Beauty

Event: Beach, Pool Party, Vacation

From Barbecue to Beach: Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion

Go from tucking your toes in the sand to cruising the boardwalk with friends with ease thanks to this gorgeous Pitusa towel cape. Pair this with your favorite swimsuit, whether solid or patterned (as shown), and don some sexy lace up gladiator-esque sandals to complete the look. Another plus is that this cape can be worn with a tank and shorts just as easily as your swimwear. Part of the ASOS Eco Edit collection, this cape was produced under ethical working conditions in the USA and Peru.

Laid Back Looker 

Event: Picnic, Stargazing, Drive-in Movie

From Barbecue to Beach: Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion

Break down the barriers between you and the outdoors by enjoying some casual activities that don’t require having a roof over your head. A picnic is a go-to good time for warm weather and summer fashion. Pack your basket with yummy finger foods and some refreshing sangria, just don’t forget to dress the part. Choosing something breezy and balanced is key to feeling great while having fun outside. We’ve picked this lovely satin blouse from the H&M Conscious collection and love the look of it paired with the patterned shorts and fringed clutch. Team this with natural materials like jute espadrilles and a handful of earthy bracelets.

Summer Elegance

Event: Wedding, Brunch, Baby Shower

From Barbecue to Beach: Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion

Even summer events require a little extra polish at times, but that doesn’t mean you have to be overly formal or overheating in a stuffy get-up. Choose something that’s lightweight, but that can also be transformed with the proper accessories, shoes, and bags. Flowing and flirty is our suggestion, so we’ve chosen this lightly pleated and belted A-line flared midi dress from the ASOS Eco Edit collection. Pair with metallic sandals and a simple clutch (as shown) for a gorgeous go-to summer gala ensemble. Want to mix it up? Style with a pop of color and a statement necklace, if you dare.

Do you have exciting plans for the season? What are some of your favorite summer fashion staples? Share your thoughts on the EcoSalon Facebook page!

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Jamie Duncan

After starting out in public relations, Jamie finished college with a BFA in interior design. This combination of writing and design knowledge, coupled with her fashion and lifestyle expertise, has paved the way for an exciting freelance career. Her work has been published in magazines and online, plus she’s managed PR campaigns, and is no stranger to copywriting. Jamie’s a vegetarian and cruelty-free product fanatic. Connect with her on Twitter and check out her website to learn more.